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Monday, December 29, 2008

Laugh Out Loud

This is may be something funny to be shared with everyone here. May be it doesn't. It may make me like a fool even. Anyway, I would say I am still an amateur in this virtual world. This is pretty obvious when I am chatting with my online friends, either through MSN, Yahoo or Google Talk. This is simply because I don't get some of the short forms or notations that they used. Apparently, all my friends get what they mean, but not the dumb me. I interpret them other way round.

1. LOL - Laugh Out Loud
This is quite common for me now as I used it myself quite often, even in my blog. At first, when I was exposed to "LOL", confused, asked my mom about it. She saw it as abbreviation of "TOLOL", a Malay word which means stupid or foolish. At that time, know nothing, not that I was angry, just wondering why my friend has to call me so. Anyway, I was a real stupid though at that time.

p/s LOL can be Lots of Love, too.

2. LMAO - Laughing My Ass Off
I first come across this in CathyC's blog. The first interpretation was "Limau", which means orange or lime which is so irrelevant. Determined, I Google searched it. "Oh I see. Now I get it!". Just to say, some of them use "anus" instead of "ass".

3. ASAP - as soon as possible

Again, ASAP in Malay word means smoke. Guess I am still too Malay-minded in this thing. Also, somehow I also come across that ASAP stands for "always say a prayer". When my friends messaged me with "ASAP" at the end of it. I was like, OMG (okay, I get to know this one means), is the thing so serious that I have to pray for it? Just to say I am not religious but I do feel blessed of what I have.

4. DL - Download
I thought it was something to do with characters in a movie or drama or something. My friends use this when we were talking about 'Charms". DL, Charms, kinda related in a way, eh?

5. BRB - be right back
Burb? I even get the spelling wrong when it should be "burp'.

Guess that's all, for now. If I were to encounter more later in the near future, I am really an outdated guy then. I think that's why I don't really like chatting though, sometime just bring more confusion rather than understanding of each other. Even I chat, I will prefer use complete words rather than short forms, which of course, makes me a damn slow chatter. Prefer SMS though because IM like MSN somehow is too instant for a slow guy like me.


Have a good laugh myself while I am posting this after being down for the last few days. I know it is season greeting which we shall celebrate with joys. Yes, I did. But when everything was over, I was just back to my down side. Couldn't sleep for the last few nights. Not really sure what caused it though. Well, it was those days. Now is TODAY.

Anyway, I have just LOLed.


ahmike said...

lol BRO, now we know that :)

Accyee said...

well whats FTW ah?? i see it everywhere and i still don't know what it stands for!

Steward Baba said...

ahmike: No, it's only me just know that.

Accyee: Not really sure. I google it online. I found "F**k the world" or "for the win". Wonder which is intended meaning that you have come across.

3POINT8 said...

i saw a shortform in your article which you did not explain. MSN
What is it ar? (I feel like an idiot now)

Steward Baba said...

Erm, I mean, MSN Messenger.